Aaron Elkins, PhD

Aaron Elkins

Associate Professor

Office: SH 417
Phone: 940-898-2181
aelkins3@twu.edu

Education

PhD, Florida State University, Library and Information Studies
MA, University of South Florida, Library and Information Studies
BS, University of South Florida, Environmental Science and Policy
AA, St. Petersburg Junior College, Associate of Arts

Research Interests

School libraries; 21st century literacies; materials for children and young adults; gaming.

Profile

Aaron Elkins' research interests include school librarians’ roles, specifically how preservice candidates are prepared for their roles, what those roles are, how they are performed, and how that performance is evaluated, and how gaming may be used to foster 21st century literacies.

Selected Publications

Publications (Refereed)

Elkins, A. J. & Hollister, J. (2020).  Power up: Games and gaming in ALA-accredited library and information science curricula in the United States. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. 61(2)

Elkins, A. J. (2018). Mind the gaps: A comparison of Florida school librarians' job descriptions and the national professional standards for school librarians. School Libraries Worldwide, 24(1), 87-98.

Elkins, A. J. (in press). School Librarianship: A profession in four acts. Knowledge Quest, 47(2).

Elkins, A. J. (2015).  Let’s Play!  Why school librarians should embrace gaming in the library. Knowledge Quest, 43(5), 58-63.

Elkins, A. J. (2015).  Organizational Citizenship Behavior and school librarians. School Libraries
Worldwide, 21(2), 103-114.

Publications (Invited)

Elkins, A. J., Navares, M., Dyer, R., & Bryan, L.  (2018).  School Librarianship: A profession in four acts.  Knowledge Quest, 47(2), 48-54.

Elkins, A. J., Wood, J. L., & Mardis, M. A. (2015). School librarians’ roles: Preliminary results of a national survey of priorities, performance, and evaluation in the context of professional guidelines. Juried paper presented at the International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference, Maastricht, Netherlands.

Moore, J., Elkins, A. J., & Boelens, H. (2017). Libraries on the Move: By Land, By Sea, and By Air. Juried
paper presented at the International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference, Long Beach, California.

Conference Proceedings

Marino, J., Evans, S., Moore, J., Smith, D., Schultz-jones, B., & Elkins, A. J. (2019). Preparing library professionals for data literacy leadership: Administrator perspectives. In Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) 2019 Conference: Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context.

Elkins, A. J. & Hollister, J. M.  (2018).  Power up: Exploring gaming in LIS curricula.  iConference 2018 proceedings.

Elkins, A. J., Wood, J. L., & Mardis, M. A. (2015). School librarians’ roles: Preliminary results of a national survey of priorities, performance, and evaluation in the context of professional guidelines. In L. Das, S. Brad-Gruwel, K. Kok, & J. Walhout (Eds.), The School Library Rocks: Living it, Learning it, Loving it.  Proceedings of the 44th International Association of School Librarianship International Conference, Incorporating the 19th International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, June 28-July 2, 2015.  Maastricht, Netherlands.

Moore, J., Elkins, A., & Boelens, H. (2017). Libraries on the Move: By Land, By Sea, and By Air. Juried paper presented at the International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference, Long Beach, California, August 7, 2017. 

Presentations and Posters

Elkins, A. J. & Hollister, J.  (2018).  Power up: Exploring gaming in LIS curricula, poster presentation at the iConference, Sheffield, UK

Elkins, A. J., Moore, J. E., & Chetzron, J.  (2018).  The Deliberate Librarian: Evidence-Based practice in school libraries

Hollister, J., Elkins, A. J., & Lee, J.  (2018).  Power up: Exploring gaming in LIS curricula in South Korea, poster presentation at the Association for Library and Information Science Education conference, Denver, CO

Hollister, J. & Elkins, A. J. (2017).  Power up: Gaps in and opportunities for gaming in LIS curricula, poster presentation at the Association for Library and Information Science Education conference, Atlanta, GA

Elkins, A. J.  (2016).  En-Twine-d in the Curriculum: Creating Non-Linear Digital Experiences across Content Areas, presented at the Gaming As Meaningful Education conference, Rochester, NY

Elkins, A. & Hollister, J.  (2014).  Recreational digital games, 21st century literacies, and LIS education: Are future librarians and information professionals prepared for a gamified century?, poster presentation at the Association for Library and Information Science Education conference, Philadelphia, PA

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